Career Center opens doors for student employment
THE SANTA CLARA
January 9, 2014
After conquering fall quarter and experiencing a restful break, the time has come for students to begin searching for even greater opportunities outside of Santa Clara.
Fortunately, the upcoming Winter Career Fair provides a golden chance for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking internships, full-time working positions or even volunteer work with non-profit organizations.
At the Winter Career Fair, where companies visit campus and connect with students firsthand, representatives will share information about their companies and students will be able to expand their networks.
The fair provides students with the unique experience of face-to-face communication with a large variety of different companies in one compact space.
With 65 companies registered, the Winter Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for underclassmen interested not only in learning how people dress and interact in the professional world, but also in practicing how to start conversations with employers.
Students are also given the chance to interact with individuals — many of which are Santa Clara alumni — who personally work at a company and hold experience in a particular industry.
Companies will often bring recently graduated Santa Clara alumni who understand the interview process by having experienced it themselves, and can relate to current students.
For students seriously interested in working for particular companies and making an impression, it is important to do research before attending the fair.
The full list of companies that will be at the fair is posted on Bronco Link.
For further preparation, students can also meet with Career Center counselors and have resumes reviewed.
In the past, students have received interviews, jobs and internships soon after the career fair simply because of the connections made at the event.
The career fair will be a time to discover unexpected and new opportunities, so bring your resume, business professional attire and an open attitude to the Winter Career Fair on Jan. 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the Locatelli Activity Center.
Contact Victoria Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 554-4852.